Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 29 - 10, 2012

AUS V RSA ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

AUS
1 - 0
RSA

Match Review AUS - RSA 1-0

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 8 31 CLOSE Jade FG 1 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
AUS 21 29 ATTARD Teneal G
AUS 60 2 NANSCAWEN Georgia Y

RSA


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 MIAO Lin
Umpire 2 HASSICK Amy
Reserve Umpire ESKINA Elena
Judge 1 PARKS Paula
Judge 2 PETITJEAN Sylvie
Technical Officer ELLIS Janet

Australia v. South Africa 1-0 (half-time 1-0)

Australia continued its ascent in the standings and kept its hopes alive for a semi-final berth after earning a 1-0 win against South Africa in today’s first game in the highly competitive Pool B. After dropping their first game, the Hockeyroos have won three in a row and are part of a four-team traffic jam along with New Zealand, Argentina and Germany that are fighting for two semi-finals places.

Australia dominated the first 10 minutes of action with two penalty corner chances and many more scoring opportunities. They took the 1-0 lead eight minutes in when Casey Eastham and Jade close out-ran the South Africa defense give Eastham the chance to thread a perfectly-timed pass to Close, who easily finished the play.

But after the goal, South Africa perked up and Australia got a bit complacent. The South Africans had ample opportunity to tie things up, but ultimately had to settle for the one-goal deficit at the break.

South Africa played some of its best hockey of the tournament in the second half and had the Australians scrambling to hold onto the lead. Despite some great chances, including camping out in front of the Aussie net the last 10 minutes, the South Africans could not solve the outstanding efforts of goalkeeper Toni Cronk, who led her team to the eventual 1-0 win.

With four losses in four outings, South Africa’s goal is to play for a respectable final placement.

(Eric Bailey)

  • Match 19
  • Date Sat, 4 Aug 2012
  • Time 08:30
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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